Director, Financial Audit

Are you seeking a career that offers challenging work that makes a difference for Victorians in the way government services are delivered?

Are you looking to be part of a dynamic and forward-thinking environment where you will implement impactful strategic goals?

Do you want to join an exceptional, high-performance culture that values diversity, inclusion and creativity?

We value people with integrity and a focus on quality outcomes. If this sounds like you, act now to secure this exceptional leadership opportunity to help ensure transparency and accountability in the public service.
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Department: Vic Auditor-General Office
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Accounting
Classification: EO3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/PO093
Closing Date: 27-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $185,711 - $240,789
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - EO3 Director - FA.DOCX (Word, 112KB)


Contact: Thomas Brosz
03 8601 1638

Position Details

About us

VAGO play a key role in promoting confidence in the public sector. Our audits ensure that public sector entities are transparent and accountable to the Victorian Parliament and the community. We examine:

  • the effectiveness, efficiency, and economy of government agencies, programs and services
  • the quality of resources management
  • opportunities for improvements in management practices and systems
  • the fair presentation of annual financial statements and performance statements
  • compliance with legislative and other requirements
  • wastage or lack of probity in the management of public resources

About the role

Financial Audit Directors:

  • Lead the delivery of financial audits and/or Parliamentary reports within an allocated sector team
  • Participate in the crafting, promotion and implementation of strategic goals and lead business unit planning activities
  • Lead a team of professionals through coaching, mentoring, recognition and providing development opportunities
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external partners
  • Provide authoritative advice to VAGO's executive leadership team
  • Monitor and report on team outputs and operational effectiveness
  • Assist in the development of audit methodology and processes
  • Respond effectively to risk, materiality, public interest perspectives and stakeholder sensitivities
  • Undertake Engagement Quality Control Reviews

Please review the position description for detailed role requirements.

About you

You have extensive experience applying Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards whilst leading external financial audits.

Your background enables you to critically analyse, evaluate and communicate financial audit results.

You'll also have:

  • Advanced influencing skills and expert writing capabilities including the ability to communicate complex and highly technical information to a general audience
  • Highly developed project and risk management skills;
  • Well-rounded business acumen including procurement, contract negotiation and resource and risk management
  • Strong strategic leadership skills including proactive identification and response to emerging trends, issues, risks and opportunities to better target audit activity
  • A passion for innovative approaches and history of paving the way for change
  • Ability to define and prioritise current and future capability requirements
  • Credentials to lead by example including motivating your people to achieve peak performance
  • Tertiary qualifications and professional membership as per the position description

Why work with us?

Each year we audit more than 550 Victorian public bodies, with total assets and annual turnover in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Our financial audits go beyond the numbers by also considering value for money, integrity, and sustainability issues.

Our independent audit role gives us exclusive access to our clients. You'll have a unique opportunity to improve public sector operations, projects and activities that impact the daily lives of over six million Victorians.

You will enjoy flexible working arrangements to afford you work/life balance.

We value diversity and inclusion. If you have special needs, we encourage you to request reasonable adjustments to enable success in the recruitment process and/or the workplace.

How to apply

Click the “Apply Now” button and send us your resume and brief cover letter (1-2 pages).

We're not about red tape, so a separate response to selection criteria isn't needed.


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